Over 122,000 workers will benefit from the increase
Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD, has today secured Government approval to increase the National Minimum Wage to €10.20 per hour from 1 January 2021.
This represents a 10 cent increase on the current National Minimum Wage of €10.10 per hour.
Two reports by the Commission in relation to the National Minimum Wage will be published shortly.
Commenting on today’s decision, Minister Humphreys said:
“Since 2016, the national minimum wage has increased from €8.65 per hour to its current rate of €10.10. Today, Government approved a further increase to €10.20 which will come into effect on 1st January 2021. This will benefit 122,000 low-paid workers.
“I also want to ensure that the increase in the minimum wage does not result in employers having to pay a higher level of PRSI charge solely due to this increase. I will make regulations that will increase the employer PRSI threshold from €395 currently to €398 from 1 January 2021.”
Minister Humphreys continued:
“The Low Pay Commission plays an important role in improving data collection on low paid and minimum wage workers and developing a strong research base on issues surrounding the minimum wage. I would like to thank the membership of the Commission for their work this year, as well as the work it has carried out since its foundation.”
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